Peace, Forgiveness & Reconciliation
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
- Nelson Mandela
PCFR wholeheartedly agrees with Mr. Mandela, and for that reason, supports # K-12 students across the greater Indianapolis area along with young adults who pursue college degrees inside and beyond the state of Indiana.
We actively monitor our students’ academic progress both in the classroom and out by tracking their school attendance, maintaining copies of their report cards, and engaging with parents/caretakers and school teachers to ensure the student feels fully supported. We provide after school tutoring, college application assistance, and job readiness training for our students to ensure they are prepared to take their next best step forward
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I met Kizito Kalima through the Peace Center for Forgiveness & Reconciliation (PCFR). I was originally a member of PCFR’s dancing group - Hoza Dance Troupe - but I soon realized that dancing wasn’t for me. Kizito encouraged me to find something else I was passionate about, which led me to poetry. I enjoyed the process of putting words down on paper and weaving them together to tell a beautiful and creative story. Though a bit intimidating at first, Kizito helped me with my public speaking skills so I could read my poems aloud for a variety of groups. It was a great feeling to share my work with others!
After nearly two years of being involved with PCFR and exposed to art forms like dance and poetry, I had the strong desire to finish high school and eventually go to college, but I needed Kizito’s help to do so. Kizito connected me to a family in Marion, IN, who provided me with a home to stay in and the support I needed to stay in school and pursue a college degree. I am proud to say that I am currently a sophomore in college working towards a Bachelor’s degree in social work, and I’m considering a Master’s degree in the future. I am so grateful for Kizito and the great mentor and father figure he has become to me.
— Clarisse, Indiana Wesleyan University